We continue April in fine fashion with another week of awesome tracks to discover. This week there have been some amazing mainstream releases (Jack White, Wet Leg, and Camila Cabello to name a few), but we’ve also scouted out some music a little more under the radar. Our favourite four tracks are below, each worth a listen or two or three. As always, click the pics to check them out.
Elliot Lee – Mess Boy
Dark pop meets electronic flows as Mess Boy perfectly jumps from lively sounds to frisky tangents so perfectly executed that it’s impossible not to enjoy. The track focuses on an inappropriate and uncomfortable interaction with a colleague that Lee experienced, managing to fuse pop melodies with edgy, upfront vocals that dance along the track in any way they want. Different and thrilling.
Stephanie Hatzinkolis – Runnin’ to You
Her first single of 2022, Runnin’ to You by Stephanie Hatzinkolis is a beautiful track that dances with your soul, feeling like a warm and bright hug. Sharing themes of being there for your loved ones, the track bounces along on a poppy flow but has more substance and a slight hint of Carpenters. A lovely, folky-pop listen.
SOCKiTTOME – get on up
Tackling the subject of getting motivated and overcoming difficult relationship situations, the playful pop sound of get on up is a delight to listen to. Perfectly produced to bring out the powerful essence, the track feels light and airy but never afraid to throw in a few more intriguing elements. The catchy chorus finishes it off nicely.
Sarah P. – Faulty Humans
The first single from Sarah P’s Upcoming EP Birdsong, Faulty Humans shows off the artist’s penchant for detailed flows and hazy melodies. As the drumbeat kicks in we get thrown into an ethereal world that’s backed up by a pop essence, both combining perfectly against Sarah P’s echo-laden vocals. Vulnerable yet balanced, the track is a journey through emotional baggage that we can all relate to in some way.